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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    276 times

    Happy Happy Gypsy PLUS Money Tree PICS

    I couldn't stand it any longer.....I had to hunt....but where? Everything here is frozen rock solid .....As many of you know,I live along a lake that was formerly the river ,before the big floods in early 1900's. I live on one of the original curves of the river and decided to follow it to see if any of the sand banks would be diggable . I remembered seeing bottles earlier this fall up one of the banks and thought I would check that out. These were on a steep bank about fifty feet up from the lake. I pulled myself up by using the trees and overgrown honeysuckle vines. As we have alot of snow yet,I could makeout bare patches of ground with shiny bottles and lots of rusty items,so headed for those. I didn't take my detector ,because I figured I would be just digging bottles.I started shifting through a pile of broken bottles, pottery,stoneware and old metal...when I found the dumbbell..." It's a sign", I thought...LOL...... No wonder everything was broken....The iron dumbell has a stamp on it # 7....it was so cold, it frosted when I brought it in the house....I only had brought a small garden trowel and I started digging....flattened out buckets and larger pieces of old tin covered the area, so it took forever to drag off them off the pile because they were so frozen into the ground...the tin resembled the kind that was on ceilings in the1800's...I kept pulling,digging and getting caught in the vines...LOL...Finally I lugged off a sheet of tin and there was the Blue pitcher with the swastika on it....I was so afraid to move ,because it was encased in dirt...and only the top was exposed...dig.... pray ' its in one piece'......dig ...pray 'pleeeeeease be in one piece'.....I pulled it out and began to wipe the mud out of it when I heard ''clink" Thats when I pulled out the Atwoods Bitters Bottle , so blackened with mud I didn't know what I had until I got home .....I was so happy with the pitcher, that I thought that was enough for the day ...thats when I saw another spot of blue....I started digging and same thing...mud covered Blue Windmill pitcher along with the taller bottles ...I carried those finds home and got Carhartts on and went back but only found broken items.....So bright and early this morning I was back out there...this time warmly dressed with pick and shovel.I moved more rusted metal and thats when I found the skates,the iron and the misc. rusty pieces . ...my knees were rubbed raw from kneeling on that cold metal...I started for home and half way down the hill I spotted the old brown jug ,it was under a huge oak that had its roots all exposed ...you could crawl right under the tree where the dirt had washed away..so of course I crawled right in there...I started digging around with my hands and thats when I saw more bottles and the tan little stoneware jug....the tan jug was full of dirt......By this time I couldn't carry everything, so I stashed it all under the tree and went home to get some buckets and small daughters to help. The girls helped me carry all my treasures and we started cleaning them as soon as we got in....I had cleaned the pitchers and some of the bottles the night before and had been admiring them ,even tho they are pretty damaged and cracked. We had everything laid out on newspaper in the basement and were scraping and washing off mud and dirt in the utility sink...I placed the small tan jar in a five gallon bucket of warm water to loosen the dirt and mud ...and started swishing it out...thats when I caught a glimpse of silver....My heart stopped and I kept swishing ...more silver and thats when the 1937 Merc dime appeared.....Yeehaw!!!! and I started yelling for the girls....and then another 1919 five cent piece...then the Indian cents ,1893,1890 and 1899 appeared and honey I tell ya...I know what heavens feels like....LOL....I took the last clump of dirt out and crumbled it and thats where the last two pieces were ...1900 Morgan and the 1942 Liberty....There was alot of dancing going on in that basement with mama and two little girls....I talked to one of the neighbors this afternoon who told me that an old farmhouse used to be by that spot and that they had bulldozed it over the hill sometime in the fifty's....Lucky Me ...I will be back at daylight on Sunday....
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  2. #2

    Feb 2006
    Southern Illinois
    1 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    now that is some lucky finds.... you can find silver without a MDer.... good job
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  3. #3
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
    Keep on Digging!
    MINELAB Explorer-II
    77 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Well Well Well.....After all the kind words and help with relics and artifacts here in the forum ....You finally went out and took care of Business....Those are great Finds and a great story....Those Dump sites or should I say, you hit the mother load by finding a House.....and I will bet my house there is plenty more where that came from !!!!!! Nice Going....... Seeker
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    Keep on Digging!

  4. #4

    Jun 2005
    -*- Iowa -*-
    White's Spectrum, Minelab Explorer II, strong back and a weak mind
    3 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Outstanding! And it could not have happened to a better person. What a rush!
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  5. #5
    Oct 2005
    Summerville, South Carolina
    Tesoro "Eldorado", Whites "Beach Hunter ID",
    14 times
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Brilliant story and excellent finds, Congrats to you, HH Art...
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  6. #6
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
    CTX3030, Excalibur II, V3i, TRX
    192 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    That is simply awesome! Excellent and very interesting finds Gypsy!

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  7. #7
    tb is offline

    Mar 2005
    2 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Awesome finds Gypsy! Congratulations! Work that area again and again.

    Take care,

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  8. #8

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Nice finds, should be years of stuff around that site.
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  9. #9

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    51 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    that is incredible!!! imagine what you might find with your detector! finding a farmers cashe is the find of a lifetime for sure! just awesome. and the bottles and pitchers! that swastika pitcher is especially interesting. do you think it is a good luck swastika or a nazi swastika? i thought the good luck ones were backwards from the german ones. i could be wrong though.........that is simply amazing! thanks for posting!
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    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  10. #10
    Feb 2005
    Now in Guam
    ACE 250/ Fisher D2
    9 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Outstanding finds Gypsy! It couldn't of happen to a better person. My your hunts continue to be as fruitful as this one was. Congradulations on your finds.
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  11. #11
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
    White's DFX & a Sunray probe
    31 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Gypsy girl, that's wonderful. How lucky you were you didn't dump the dirt at the dump. I know what you'll be doing tomorrow!

  12. #12

    May 2005
    50 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy


    you have to love those dumps.

    They are magical places that answer every desire
    for a searcher. You will get to know someone, some
    family, some group. They will tell you a story. Magical

    Once you find one your hooked; sounds like
    a good un............

    Your a digger now. DIGGER GYPSY.

    WAY TO GO.

    have a good un.......
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  13. #13
    Aug 2005
    16 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Whoa, Gypsy, WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How cool is that ?
    Wonder where you'll be when the ground thaws
    Is that a piece of amythest? And is that an old clothes iron?
    Those are some fantastic finds OMG-----those coins!!!!!!
    You're gonna be busy, lady; i can tell
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  14. #14

    Feb 2006
    SW Oakland County, MI
    6 times

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Bounty Hunter Land Star

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    9878 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Happy Happy Gypsy

    Way to go gypsy, I'll bet you find some more goodies there.Keep at it just be careful out there.Don't wanna get cut or have your knees frozen to the ground or anything like that.


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